More and more of my friends are arriving at a season of life I entered a decade ago. Unlike other stages of life, people don’t dream of this life stage. Many dread it. It’s not stored in anyone’s hope chest or added to a bucket list. It just happens–sometimes gradually and sometimes all at once–at least […]Read more "The Gospel for Caregivers"
Note: I wrote this for publication before the NFL and its players were in the headlines. However, I feel that it’s especially timely now. Domestic violence is no respecter of age, economic status, race or educational achievement. Fortunately, the gospel applies just as universally. In situations where hope seems lost, where evil seems to be winning, […]Read more "How the Gospel Applies to Domestic Violence"
Newsflash: your marriage is not about you! It’s not about procreation, although that happens. It’s not about happily ever after, as you well know if you’ve been married more than a couple of weeks. It’s not even about having a life partner who will take care of you when you’re old. Marriage is an allegory, […]Read more "The Gospel and Marriage: Why Marriage Isn’t About You or Your Spouse"
Maybe it’s just me, but it seems to get harder and harder to come up with good Mother’s Day gift ideas as we get older. I mean, isn’t it just like Life to get us to a point of true appreciation at the same time our mothers arrive at the point of “I don’t need […]Read more "A Mother’s Day Conundrum"
Welcome to the world, Rhyan! I know it’s not as cozy as where you’ve been, but you’ll get used to it. You’ve had a rough morning; I could tell from your picture. I’m not a big fan of mornings either. Why am I awake, you ask? Well, I just haven’t gone to sleep for the […]Read more "Letter to a Newborn"
My mom was notorious for waking us up with a good morning song. “Good morning to you. Good morning to you…” It was to the tune of Happy Birthday. It would be stuck in my head for far too long during the day. But it was preferable to the following song that she could have […]Read more "Happy Mother’s Day!"
The winds picked up. The rain continued to blow sideways. Two tall pine trees in our front yard were uprooted. Uprooted! Like the wind was pulling weeds. We had to raise our voices in the closet under the stairs to be able to hear each other over the sound of the wind and rain. (If […]Read more "Storms Pt. 2"
My 10-year old niece has an iPod Touch primarily for music and games. Before you judge, you should know that she saved up her money and paid for half of it herself, but that’s not the point of this post. Because she was born in a day and age when children seem to know how […]Read more "How the Gospel Applies to Discipline"